But the heart has its own memory and I have forgotten nothing.

- Albert Camus

Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.

- Albert Camus

Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.

- Albert Camus

A man is more a man through the things he keeps to himself than through those he says.

- Albert Camus

I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely.

- Albert Camus

Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.

- Albert Camus

Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.

- Albert Camus

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.

- Albert Camus

There is a life and there is a death, and there are beauty and melancholy between.

- Albert Camus

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

- Albert Camus

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

- Albert Camus

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.

- Albert Camus

I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.

- Albert Camus

I rebel; therefore I exist.

- Albert Camus

There is scarcely any passion without struggle.

- Albert Camus

Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter.

- Albert Camus

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.

- Albert Camus

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.

- Albert Camus

Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.

- Albert Camus

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

- Albert Camus

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.

- Albert Camus

I was born poor and without religion, under a happy sky, feeling harmony, not hostility, in nature. I began not by feeling torn, but in plenitude.

- Albert Camus

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.

- Albert Camus

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

- Albert Camus

I had only a little time left and I didn’t want to waste it on God.

- Albert Camus

I don’t want to be a genius – I have enough problems just trying to be a man.

- Albert Camus

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.

- Albert Camus

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.

- Albert Camus

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.

- Albert Camus

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

- Albert Camus

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.

- Albert Camus

I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.

- Albert Camus

Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.

- Albert Camus

I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.

- Albert Camus

Charm is a way of getting the answer ‘Yes’ without asking a clear question.

- Albert Camus

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.

- Albert Camus

I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are double. They are here and elsewhere.

- Albert Camus

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.

- Albert Camus

Integrity has no need of rules.

- Albert Camus

I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.

- Albert Camus

Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it.

- Albert Camus

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

- Albert Camus

Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.

- Albert Camus

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.

- Albert Camus

Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.

- Albert Camus

Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.

- Albert Camus

I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.

- Albert Camus

I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.

- Albert Camus

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

- Albert Camus

When I look at my life and its secret colours, I feel like bursting into tears.

- Albert Camus